Passengers with tickets to leave Grand Central Station in New York heard a special serenade on Friday night, and Paul McCartney took over a corner of the majestic axis of a concert.
Only guests such as Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss and Chris Rock were left behind black curtains to see the stage, but everyone could hear a set of 24 songs that spanned more than 50 years of music.
It was a trick to promote a new album called & # 39; Egypt Station & # 39 ;. McCartney said he was wondering, "What's the coolest season we could think of?" and settled on the Manhattan landmark.
The band was placed under a candelabrum and in front of a giant clock, right next to the entrance to 42nd Street.
A surprise concert by Paul McCartney took place at Grand Central Terminal on Friday night
Paul made a career set that includes songs from Egypt Station in front of an energetic crowd
The concert was to promote & # 39; Egypt Station & # 39 ;, McCartney's first solo album in five years
Despite the gray stripes on his famous mop top, the 76-year-old former Beatle was fighting.
He played hits known as "Let it Be", "Can not Buy Me Love", "A Hard Day & # 39; s Night" and "Lady Madonna". He also delved into his songbook for & # 39; ve Got a Feeling & # 39 ;, Hello, hello & # 39; and & # 39; 1985 & # 39;
While playing three songs from his new album, McCartney did more with the 50-year-old white album. The sweaty and dancing crowd hardly cared about the time travel.
McCartney may be the most famous musician in the world, but he is also human. Seemingly nervous as he stood on a riser in the middle of the audience with an acoustic guitar for a song, he passed the words to & # 39; Blackbird & # 39; not once but twice, starting again on both occasions.
The fans of the surroundings, famous and not famous, knew all the letters and persuaded it.
The file image shows Grand Central Station, which is located directly opposite the Chrysler Building.
Meryl Streep appears in the photo arriving at the Paul McCartney concert
Model Kate Moss and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon went out to see the legendary Beatles show
His rock partner, Jon Bon Jovi, appears in the photo arriving at the event in support of his friend Paul McCartney.
Fans could take a look at the icon that leaves the New York City station
"I know this song," he said in frustration. & # 39; I wrote it! & # 39;
Before singing the first Beatles single, "Love Me Do," McCartney told about his nerves by singing the chorus and that he can still hear it in his voice when he listens to the recording.
He advanced half a century and talked about a writing session with Kanye West. After a few days in the studio, I was not sure I even had a song.
A few months later, West sent him a copy of & # 39; 4, 5 Seconds & # 39; with Rihanna in the main voice.
"I called him and asked him:" Am I in this song? "McCartney said, and West said he included his guitar." In Grand Central, McCartney claimed it.
Fans line up outside the Grand Central station to hear the former Beatle play
Comedian Amy Schumer was among the stars on list A to watch the live concert
Some members of the Beatles extended family were available. Sean Lennon, the son of McCartney's late partner, was in the audience. So was McCartney's wife, Nancy Shevell, and he dedicated the song & # 39; My Valentine & # 39 ;.
Giles Martin, the son of veteran Beatles producer George Martin, was handling the sound of the concert.
For a new song about bullying, McCartney invited two women from the audience to tell their stories about the mistreatment received. "I scoffed at being a Beatles fan," said one of them.
That earned him a hug from the Beatles.
Actor and comedian Chris Rock arrives for the surprise event on Friday night